1119 Saint Paul Street
1119 St. Paul Street is the most recent addition to Agora’s campus in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City. The building is actually comprised of what were formerly two historic residential structures – 1117 and 1119 St Paul Street.
1117 St Paul is a Neo-Gothic building featuring an ivory limestone façade originally built in 1877, while 1119 was originally constructed in 1892 in a Beaux Arts fashion with a marble façade. Renowned architect Josias Pennington of Baldwin & Pennington originally designed the buildings as his family’s primary residence. Pennington also contributed to the design and erection of some of Baltimore’s most important institutions including the Maryland Club, the Maryland State House Annex, and the B&O Railroad Building.
After Pennington’s death in 1929, the home was sold again twice as a personal residence to prominent Baltimore families. The buildings were acquired in 2010, and Agora currently houses its web and publishing services teams in the facilities.